Top 7 Decadent Desserts

Perfect for Valentine's Day or any special occasion

Impress your valentine, or a special friend, with one of these fabulous desserts.

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    Photo (c) John Mitzewich

    Rich and decadent chocolate truffles are surprisingly easy to make at home. Hand rolling chocolate truffles is a fun way to create your own sweet treats, or to make a special gift for the chocolate lover in your life. This recipe also makes a great Valentine's Day project.

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    Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
    Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake. Credit: Kieran wills/E+/Getty Images

    Swirled with raspberry jam, this rich and creamy cheesecake is as pretty to look at as it is delicious.

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    If you love chocolate, then you will love this decadent chocolate tart. The nut crust requires no rolling, and the bittersweet filling is a simple, rich ganache--a mixture of warm melted chocolate and heavy cream. It's the perfect dessert to serve for the holidays or a special occasion.

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    These individual cakes with molten chocolate centers are popular on American restaurant menus. This version is especially rich and chocolaty and would be made even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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    Raspberry tarts
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    For this delicious tart, you can substitute strawberries or blueberries for the raspberries if you like—or use a combination of all three.

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    Lemon Layer Cake
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    Nothing is more refreshing and satisfying than this Triple Lemon Layer Cake. Three cake layers, filled with a tangy lemon curd and a lemon-coconut cream cheese icing-it's irresistible.